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I've got my Ipod but I'm scared of breaking it taking a nasty fall. I was looking for a tape deck like back in the day, but can't find one and the only place that still sells tapes is Half priced Books. What do y'all use how do you use it?
 

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Formerly I used this 200 watt stereo trailer I made if I wanted tunes on a ride. Plywood base, welded axles, composite "skin".









Now I just use an iPod Nano w/ headphones that have a volume control on the cord so I can turn it up/down quickly and easily without digging it out of a pocket or handlebar bag.
 

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I would like to get some answers to this important question too. I'm new to road cycling (about 4 months) so I'm by no means an expert. I use a $30. mp3 player from walmart, and it works just fine for me. As far as safty goes, when I first saw cyclists on the road, I thought they were nuts! It looked more dangerous then riding motorcycles, and I ride motorcycles. At first I tried to use one of those helmet mirrors, which didn't work at all, so I gave up on that. After riding a few weeks and getting used to cars and sometimes trucks passing me (sometimes pretty close :eek:) I came to the conclusion that by the time I realize that I'm going to get hit, I'll probably already be on the ground on the side of the road somewhere. So I decided to put my mp3 player on, enjoy the ride, and hope for the best. Its not like I cant hear anything, but I do admit it reduces safety. I would love to hear more on this subject.
 

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an older iPod (refurbished) and a set of headphones that are very loose. They actually sit more in the back of my ears. I can hear the music and still hear the cars coming.
 

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I don't know what's up with the exhaust on my Harley, but lately it seems extra loud. I'd never ride a bicycle or motorcycle with headphones on, but in the case of the Harley, it wouldn't make a difference. I cannot hear a damn thing. Time to get some stock pipes back on that thing.
 

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Used to have speakers mounted to my handlebars. These days, I prefer the sound of nature.

Life is too short to drown out the sounds of nature when you should be enjoying them.
 

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Peace and tranquility

When I get on my bike and go riding i wouldnt think of listening to music. One of my objectives when i got into biking was to get away from it all and just put up with just the sounds around me.

Between TVs,radios ,Ipods ,cellphones,texting cant anybody give it a break once in awhile.
paul
 

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I use a Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker that I clip to the right side of the collar of my jersey. No need for headphones/earbuds since it has an external speaker. I have easy access to the controls and it doesn't really interfere with hearing traffic.
 

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Wuss!

How did I miss that opportunity before?
Because your a wuss. Wuss. Now that being said I guess the only real option is to by a cheap mp3 player. Thanks for the input guys. Ryan I love that rig I just can't see using it on a daily basis.
 

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If loud pipes save lives just imagine what learning to ride could do?! :p
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I see a lot of riders with no clue at all. My first street bike was a new Goldwing GL1800, which weighed 800lbs and had a six cylinder engine. I had it for 5 weeks before I took my test on it, and passed easily. After that, my other bikes have been like bicycles.

Because your a wuss. Wuss.
Nah, I'm just not afraid of crashing my bicycle. :p
 

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I used my ipod for a while, but got bored with it I guess....now I'm back to just listening to what's around me...kinda strange how that worked out

Love the ipod, can't believe all that sound comes out of that LIL BITTY box, just not on my bike....

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I love it to, I'm just to poor to buy a new one every time I wipe out. Which is actually pretty often considering.
 
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